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just wondering if there is a switch or something somewhere that can be bypassed or tricked into thinking the clutch is fully depressed to the floor. when my wife drives the jeep she has a hard time getting the seat adjusted to the way she likes it and then tries to start the jeep but cant reach the floor or the sweet spot in order to start it due to short legs. i think its funny watching but still would like to do away with it. any suggestions. i how i am clear on what i am trying to say. thanks for the input.
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Deployed right now so I can't confirm on my JK, but I know on my TJ there was not a switch that you could actually turn on or off to bypass the clutch mechanism. However, if you look where the clutch pedal contacts the "switch" on the firewall, there should be 2 wires (one in and one out to complete the circuit). I just went ahead and spliced the wires together (completes the circuit full-time) so I could start the jeep in gear for hill starts and what not without using the clutch.
Again, I know for a fact this works on the TJ, might be same same on the JK.
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Deployed right now so I can't confirm on my JK, but I know on my TJ there was not a switch that you could actually turn on or off to bypass the clutch mechanism. However, if you look where the clutch pedal contacts the "switch" on the firewall, there should be 2 wires (one in and one out to complete the circuit). I just went ahead and spliced the wires together (completes the circuit full-time) so I could start the jeep in gear for hill starts and what not without using the clutch.
Again, I know for a fact this works on the TJ, might be same same on the JK.
Just tell her to be careful while still in the garage!!! lol
I think this would achieve your goal of starting it without the clutch, but your cruise won't work, to tired to think of what else if anything.

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She can't successfully get the clutch pedal all the way down, but she's supposed to drive it? Sounds like that clutch will be slipping a lot to me. Not all the way disengaged can be as bad as riding the pedal.

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the only time she has an issue is starting it. driving it there isnt an issue. the pedal has such a long travel on it i was just looking to see if i may be able to shorten the distance the pedal has to travel for starting purposes. the clutch doesnt slip goody but i then i thought of where it engages and disengages and it shouldnt be any problem. thanks for the input guys.
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Easy fix, get one of her old flip flops and screw a 2x4 on the bottom leave it on the floor on the driver side and see what happens. So a 6in lift and 40s wouldnt be a good bday gift.
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She can't successfully get the clutch pedal all the way down, but she's supposed to drive it? Sounds like that clutch will be slipping a lot to me. Not all the way disengaged can be as bad as riding the pedal.
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Easy fix, get one of her old flip flops and screw a 2x4 on the bottom leave it on the floor on the driver side and see what happens. So a 6in lift and 40s wouldnt be a good bday gift.
Reminds me of the asian kid in Indiana Jones with several blocks of wood on his shoes to reach the pedal.

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i am sure there is a work around because you can start it in 4Lo without touching the clutch.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-25-2010, 04:12 PM
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A while ago someone achieved this. He did some easy electrical mod so his JK started in 2wd without the clutch. I don't remember if it was on this site or JKF... but there should be a write-up somewhere.

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